US TRUCKING INDUSTRY COULD STRUGGLE WITH NEW COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

2021-11-08

The White House's new rules that employers with more than 100 staff must ensure they are all vaccinated or given weekly Covid tests could cause greater shortages in the US trucking industry. One large carrier suggested the number was north of 60% that are unvexed. Large carriers are going to struggle, but the owner/op market won't pick up the slack.
US TRUCKING INDUSTRY COULD STRUGGLE WITH NEW COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
The emergency rule will also require paid time off for vaccination or recovery from side effects post-vaccination. A separate provision also requires vaccination for all employees of federal contractors with no option to test out. As part of that process, ATA will ensure that OSHA and the White House understand the implications of the rule to
our supply chain.

In an effort to ensure vaccines are easily available for truckers across the country, ATA has partnered with NATSO and other associations pushing for truck stops and travel plazas to be used as mobile vaccination sites for professional truck drivers and truck stop employees.

Via: American Shipper